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Release News: “The Event” The Complete Series [6/22: Updated Box Art]

Via Press Release:

From Universal Studios Home Entertainment

The Event

THE COMPLETE SERIES

JASON RITTER, BLAIR UNDERWOOD AND LAURA INNES LEAD

AN ALL-STAR CAST AS THEY UNCOVER THE MYSTERIOUS

TRUTH BEHIND “THE EVENT” THE COMPLETE SERIES

AVAILABLE ON DVD AUGUST 23, 2011

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., June 16, 2011 – Rediscover the clues and conspiracies when “The Event” The Complete Series debuts on DVD on August 23, 2011 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. This thrilling, five-disc set features all 22 high-octane episodes of the series that E! Online hailed as a “jaw-droppingly good action thriller,” as well as hours of mind-blowing bonus content including an exclusive never-before-seen alternate storyline, deleted scenes, cast and crew commentary and telling episode recaps.

“The Event” The Complete Series captures every action-infused plot twist from the moment Sean Walker’s (Jason Ritter, “Parenthood”) would-be fiance Leila (Sarah Roemer, Disturbia) mysteriously disappears to President Elias Martinez’s (Blair Underwood, HBO’s “In Treatment”) dangerous decision to release the extraterrestrials into society. Laura Innes (“ER”), Zeljko Ivanek (“Damages”), Ian Anthony Dale (“24”) and Taylor Cole (The Green Hornet) round out the dynamic cast of this must-own show that Entertainment Weekly called “’24’ cross-bred with ‘Lost’.”

Bonus Features :

  • DELETED SCENES
  • ALTERNATE STORYLINE: Dr. Dempsey: An exclusive, never-before-seen look at Dr. Dempsey’s back story featuring showrunner Evan Katz.
  • FEATURETTES:
    • Creating An Event : Go behind the scenes to unravel the mystery and intrigue involved in creating “The Event.” With exclusive cast and crew interviews, this feature is the perfect behind-the-scenes look into the series.
    • A Day In The Life With Jason Ritter: Viewers can go on set with Jason Ritter and get a behind-the-scenes look at a day in his life while he filmed “The Event.”
    • Magic Behind “The Event’s” Special Effects: Take a deeper look into the technology of “The Event” with show creator Nick Wauters and the VFX team.
    • Building Collapse: A behind-the-scenes look at the VFX magic behind building collapses with show creator Nick Wauters and the VFX team.
    • “The Event’s” Visual Effects: Creating a modern day satellite takes a lot of VFX magic. See how it is done with show creator Nick Wauters and the VFX team.
    • Visual Effects Magic for “Inostranka:” Show creator Nick Wauters and the VFX team provide insight on this intriguing episode, specifically on what it takes to create a crash site and prison camp in the middle of Alaska.
    • Enter The White House: Viewers can step into President Martinez’s oval office and see what it took to replicate one of the most famous buildings in the world.
  • Feature Commentaries:
    • “I Haven’t Told You Everything:” Featuring show creator/co-executive producer Nick Wauters, executive producer Steve Stark, director/executive producer Jeffrey Reiner and series stars Blair Underwood and Ian Anthony Dale.
    • “Loyalty:” featuring show creator/co-executive producer Nick Wauters, executive producers Steve Stark and Jeffrey Reiner and series stars Blair Underwood and Ian Anthony Dale.
    • “And Then There Were More:” Featuring production designer Stuart Blatt, special effects supervisor Gary D’Amico and visual effects supervisor Victor Scalise.
    • “Inostranka:” Featuring production designer Stuart Blatt, special effects supervisor Gary D’Amico and visual effects supervisor Victor Scalise.
    • “Strain:” Featuring executive producers Steve Stark and Evan Katz, as well as series stars Ian Anthony Dale, Laura Innes, Jason Ritter and Lisa Vidal.
    • “Arrival:” Commentary with executive producers Steve Stark and Evan Katz, as well as series stars Ian Anthony Dale, Laura Innes, Jason Ritter and Lisa Vidal.
  • EPISODE RECAPS:
    • “To Keep Us Safe”
    • “To Protect Them from the Truth “
    • “A Matter of Life and Death”
    • “Casualties of War”
    • “Loyalty”
    • “I Know Who You Are”
    • “For the Good of Our Country”
    • “Your World to Take”
    • “Everything Will Change”
    • “And Then There Were More”
    • “Inostranka”
    • “Turnabout”
    • “A Message Back”
    • “Face Off”
    • “You Bury Other Things Too”
    • “Cut Off the Head”
    • “Strain”
    • “Us Or Them”
    • “One Will Live, One Will Die”
    • “The Beginning of the End”
    • “Arrival”
  • PHOTO GALLERY

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

Street Date: August 23, 2011

Copyright: 2011 Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Running Time: 15 hours, 28 minutes

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1

Language Info: English 5.1, English SDH Subtitles

http://www.nbc.com/the-event/

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